Tag: 2019

‘Aladdin’ (2019) Review: Live-action Retelling Isn’t Quite Magic, But Still Fun

I think it’s fair to say that Disney’s live-action remakes have ranged wildly from charming (Cinderella) to confounding (Maleficent). Aladdin experienced a turbulent marketing campaign that seemed to suggest the film would fall closer to the latter than the former. Many criticized the film’s trailers for looking too over-produced as well as their lack of

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Thomas Edison Drama ‘The Current War’ With Benedict Cumberbatch Finally Gets A Release Date

We got an enlightening bit of news yesterday regarding the Thomas Edison drama The Current War. It is being reported that the project has landed a new home and release date thanks to 101 studios. According to Deadline, The Current War will light up theaters across North America when it opens wide October 11 later this year.

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‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’ Review: Zac Efron & Lily Collins Shine In Hit-Or-Miss Ted Bundy Biopic

The exhaustively titled Ted Bundy biopic Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile made some noise when it debuted earlier this year at the Sundance film festival. In particular, festival-goers hailed Zac Efron’s portrayal of the notorious serial killer. The film officially drops on Netflix this weekend and while Efron does deliver a career-highlighting performance, Extremely

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‘Long Shot’ Review: Charming Performances Make Political Rom-com One Of The Year’s Best

The last decade was not kind to romantic comedies. According to Business Insider, since 2010, rom-coms declined from nine major studio wide releases (an impressive number for the 2000s) to a grand total of zero in 2017. Still, every once in a while an excellent entry in the genre breaks through to critical praise and

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Jacob Tremblay To Star In Animated Sci-fi Update Of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Kid’

Jacob Tremblay (Room) has been tapped to lead the voice cast of the upcoming animated sci-fi update of Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 classic The Kid. According to Deadline, The Kid: An Animated Adventure will take place in a futuristic New York that has been flooded and split into two districts. Tremblay will voice a young boy

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Amy Pascal Leaves Sony, Pens New Deal With Universal

Amy Pascal is moving on from Sony Pictures, her longtime home. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pascal has penned a new first-look deal with Universal under her Pascal Pictures banner. *A first-look deal essentially means that if Amy Pascal or anyone at Pascal Pictures has an idea for a film or show, then they must

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Disney Restructures Film Department, Promotes Alan Bergman & Alan Horn

On Wednesday it was announced that Walt Disney Studios President Alan Bergman has been promoted to co-chairman of the studio where he will work alongside Alan Horn, the other man who holds the title. In addition to his current responsibilities as co-chairman of Disney Studios, Horn has been bumped up to Chief Creative Officer. Together,

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‘Killing Eve’ Creator Brought In To Touch Up ‘Bond 25’ Script Per Daniel Craig’s Request

Variety confirmed Wednesday that Killing Eve and Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been brought in to do a pass over on the Bond 25 script. This story comes just ahead of the untitled James Bond film’s principal photography, which is still on track to begin in late April. Bond himself Daniel Craig requested Waller-Bridge’s assistance

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Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Robin Hood-stripper’ Film ‘Hustlers’ Gets A Release Date

Jennifer Lopez announced Monday via Instagram that her upcoming film Hustlers has officially been given a Sep. 13 release by STX Films. The Hollywood Reporter refers to Hustlers as a “Robin Hood-stripper story.” The film is based on the 2015 New York magazine article The Hustlers at Scores by Jessica Pressler and sees Lopez, Cardi

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Cult Hits ‘Black Christmas,’Chopping Mall’ & More Returning To Theaters

The American Genre Film Archive is the world’s largest non-profit genre film archive and distributor and now they’re teaming up with home video label Shout! Factory for what IndieWire is referring to as “a wide-ranging new theatrical partnership” with the intention of bringing more than a couple dozen cult classic films to theaters across North

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